The New York Giants are reportedly signing veteran cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris after a tryout at the team’s rookie mini-camp this weekend.
Congrats to @clewharris for signing with the @Giants #FaithFamilyFootball— Goal Line Football (@GoalineFootball) May 13, 2018
Lewis-Harris, 29, was originally signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He was with the Bengals until the 2016 season when he was waived after seven games.
While with the Bengals he played in 26 games, 13 tackles, as well as a pair of passes defensed, and an interception in the 2016 season.
After being waived, he was claimed by the Baltimore Ravens, where he finished out the season. Lewis-Harris was signed by the Denver Broncos in the 2017 off-season, but was waived in the final cut-downs. He did not play in the 2017 season.
The Giants’ new wide receivers coach, Tyke Tolbert, coached against Lewis-Harris in practice at Denver, which might have provided the team with some insight.
The Giants are very thin in the defensive secondary, and the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Lewis-Harris could help provide depth and special teams acumen. As well, he could compete with William Gay for a potential starting job as the team’s nickel defender.